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Arley Arboretum

A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Sunday afternoon walk with views

Have visited before, lovely colours in Autumn . If you have a card from the gardners world it's bog... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Peace Came Dripping Slow...

We visited the Arboretum on a quiet, drizzly, mid-week sort of day...there was a surprising number... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gnosall, United Kingdom
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These beautiful historic gardens and arboretum dating back to the late 1700's are surrounded by over 1600 acres of countryside within the picturesque village of Upper Arley beside the river Severn. In addition to providing wonderful walks through the grounds there are walks along the banks of the river, all set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside with far reaching views. Go back in time and watch the Severn Valley Railway trains steam across the hill from one of the magnificent signposted walks. It is a garden that provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life. Our proximity to Birmingham, Kidderminster, Wolverhampton, Worcester, the Malverns and Cotswolds makes us the ideal attraction for individuals and groups alike. The estate offers plenty to do for all ages from the Italian garden with its fountain for the adults, to the dinosaur and fairy trails and maze for the young ones. Arley Estate and Arboretum also provides a unique venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony, or partnership. There is more to Arley Estate and Arboretum than just a garden. It can also be used for corporate hospitality, promotional and photographic shoots and filming. Furthermore, there is a wonderful tea room, where you can buy a light lunch or full, traditional afternoon tea. We hope you enjoy your visit to Arley Arboretum and Garden and thank you for taking time to look at our Trip Advisor page.
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“severn valley” (34 reviews)
A442, Upper Arley DY12 1XG, England
+44 1299 861368
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited before, lovely colours in Autumn . If you have a card from the gardners world it's bog off so even better. You can sit on benches and take in the views of the seven valley railway and the river meandering through . Nice...More

Thank Pam-seaside
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Arboretum on a quiet, drizzly, mid-week sort of day...there was a surprising number of cars on the car park, but once inside we found peace and the most gorgeous views of the countryside in late autumn, an impressive fountain, and acers and...More

Thank Irieboat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited here with a friend on a slightly cold and wet afternoon, but still managed to enjoy ourselves. Not all too much to see this time of year (November) but there are still some great views overlooking the fields, and we managed to find our...More

Thank DanielL4
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Paid our £5.00 each in the tea room for the arboretum , had a good look round, loads to see, trees are lovely this time of year, saw the steam train, had a good walk, nice fountain, stopped at the cafe for a drink, plenty...More

Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My family really enjoyed the beautiful trees, parkland and gardens but please sort out the customer service. When we arrived it was very busy and difficult to tell where to pay. We saw a sign which said 'pay in van' What van? Decided it must...More

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Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to send us your review. We value our customers feedback as this allows us to improve the service we offer to all our visitors. I would like to apologise for the confusion you encountered and we will endeavor to...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a superb visit with my 7 year olds who loved it too. Their imagination went wild! We ate lunch in the cafe but you can bring picnic lunch with plenty of places to sit and eat. Lovely play area and because so much space...More

Thank HelenTW1
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The aboretum itself is beautiful and great for children as there's peacocks, chickens, play area and most times you can hear the Severn valley steam engines. I held off writing this review but unfortunately it happened again with the staff and I hope that it's...More

Thank Anna C
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback, this insight allows us to continually improve the service we offer to our visitors. We take great pride in the Arboretum and value any opportunity to address areas where we need to improve. I...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Arley arboretum with our 4 grandchildren we did the fairy and dinosaur trail and got lost in the maze. A wonderful day out free entry for children. Beautiful grounds play areas and coffee shop.

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Visited last week. Had a nice walk round the gardens. Stopped for a picnic. Son played on the playground. Then temporarily lost a toddler in the maze... we laugh about it now. Will have to come back and do the forrest school & mini zoo.

Thank Jon D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Good few hours out, which is recommended for those with children aged 5+. The arboretum isselfnis serene and there are acres to explore. Take a picture and grab a coffee at the café on the way out!

Thank Peter H
Arley A, Manager at Arley Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to hear you had a lovely time with us here at Arley Arboretum. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Kind regards Arley Estate & Arboretum

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2 September 2017|
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Response from Arley A | Property representative |
Yes, but must be kept on leads thanks
Alan L
14 April 2017|
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Response from Jane A | Reviewed this property |
I think so, although it does say that only food bought in the café can be consumed at their tables, which is understandable, but as others have said, there are benches near the play area and maze, so I assume you can bring... More
13 July 2016|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
It is well signposted so you can't go wrong